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basket. this is half right. this cardboard box is fine, the unmarked steel can? wrong. x marks the recyclables. this can with its lovely and obvious xs written all over it is correct. and this can which is obviously full of lovely recyclables but not marked, wrong! refuse workers had to make the call all over the county. the instructions are simple. if you don't have a recycle bin with the recycle symbol on it you can get by with just a few alterations. >> one simple way is to place a large x on that trash container or to have the word "recycle" in all caps on that container. the county is also providing free of charge container stickers that have the word "recycle" on them. >> reporter: try to find one of those stickers. they've been placed in every library, senior center and waste dropoff site, at 17 library branches, 14 were out
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of stickers. this is the last one in loch raven. another 20,000 stickers are on the way. though it's been confusing most county residents like the idea. single-stream recycling is easier but only if x marks the spot or in this case the can. >> it's been hard to find the recycling bins, though. stores sell out as fast as they get them. good idea. i hope more people take advantage of recycling. >> makes things a lot easier, sounds like. sounds like you'll be able to get more things out when we come backly and will make things more convenient. people will probably start using it more. >> reporter: the county says it's ordered 20,000 more stickers that will be distributed at libraries, senior centers and recycling dropoff points. they hope to restock the stickers by the end of the week but until then, x will mark the spot. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >> we want your two cents. we're asking the question, what is the biggest irritant about baltimore county's new recycling program? log on to abc2news.com and look
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on the right side of the home page to share your comments or you can also find out more information about recycling there as well. a live look at 695 and liberty road from our mdot camera. most of the snow that fell over the weekend is gone from the roadways but you might not want to put that shovel away just yet. another wintry blast is heading our way. wyatt eberhart is here with a look at the first forecast. >> i tell you, our first week of february forecast looking a little tough. i think tomorrow night and then again on friday night, the potential for two different winter weather systems. let's show you first off what we're dealing with now. that is just cold air, we're 29 now, out at bwi marshall but we started way down in the teens. just a few passing clouds on the radar now, we're actually all clear but a few high thin clouds, no big deal for now. it's this time tomorrow night when we expect to see a lot more beginning to push in on the radar out of the south. we'll talk more about that coming up.
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but for tonight, 19 degrees, mostly clear and more of this frigid temperatures at daybreak tomorrow we'll talk about tomorrow night's storm and look ahead to friday, coming up in a few. if you own one of the 2.3 million toyotas that has been recalled for the gas pedal problems, help is on the way. repair parts are headed to toyota dealers, a first step toward ending a halt in sales and manufacturing of eight popular models. the company's president and ceo says he really wants to apologize to customers. >> we are truly sorry for letting them down. that nothing is more important to us than their safety and their satisfaction. and that we're redoubling our efforts to make sure that this can never happen again. >> toyota is adding a steel bar to the pedal assembly eliminating friction that can cause the pedal to stick. it will be a major task fixing more than two million vehicles with faulty gas pedals. notices are expected to go out
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this week and toyota dealers are vowing to stay open 24 hours a day until all of these suspect vehicles are fixed. >> i would estimate to take care of the recall for the millions of cars it will take four or five months. >> toyota says dealer training is already underway. a 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after being thrown from an suv in a crash on i-70. police say the ford explorer was going west on 70 last night in hagerstown when the driver tried to take the i-81 exit at the last second. the suv hit a guardrail, ejecting the child. police say the 3-year-old was not in the child safety seat. the driver and three passengers are from pennsylvania. tonight, a lawsuit in connection with the death of a homeless man after a stun gun was used on him at the harford county jail. the family of 48-year-old dwight madison has filed a $145 million lawsuit. after his death last june the sheriff's office said he was arrested for trespassing and later struggled with them,
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choking one of them. the sheriff's office said he was stoned after repeated warnings. -- stunned after repeated warnings. a mother and son are dead after fire swept through their catonsville home. 80-year-old ruth head and her son john were pronounced dead. a witness dialed 911. they were prominent in the area and owned a downtown printing business. neighbors came down to see for themselves. >> they are a big part of catonsville, the head family. >> you miss them >> i am completely shocked right now. >> police say the fire is not suspicious and investigators are still working to determine the exact cause. baltimore county police need your help trying to identify some skeletal remains that were found in whitemarsh. the remains were discovered in a wooded area off of philadelphia road in whitemarsh january 22nd. an autopsy indicates the victim
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was a man between the ages of 40 and 60 and about 5'8" to 6'1". officers found a pair of work boots, a green striped button down shirt and new york yankees baseball cap nearby. anyone with information is asked to call baltimore county police, the number is 410-307-2020. and police in baltimore county are investigating the shooting of a teenager. a 16-year-old boy was wounded friday afternoon in overlea. authorities say he was walking on st. regis road when he was approached by the suspect. as he tried to run away the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot him several times. no word on a possible motive. the boy was taken to a area hospital and is expected to recover. police in anne arundel county are searching for a robbery suspect. the robbery happened early yesterday morning at a 7-eleven store on davidsonville road in crofton. the clerk told officers a man walked in, demanded money and implying he had a handgun.
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authorities say the robber made off with cash and several packs of cigarettes. anyone with information is asked to call metro crime stoppers, the number is 1-866-7-lockup. police along maryland's northern border claim to have solved a string of crimes that dates back 20 years. they actually nabbed the shoe bandit. detectives tracked down a yellow mitsubishi seen leaving the scene of a burglary to an upscale home in newark, delaware owned by walter rubican. police say he confessed to dozens of burglaries and in his basement police found 150 boxes filled with stolen shoes. >> the only thing he would tell us he derived pleasure from stealing the items and having them in his possession. >> the alleged thief also paid off with a number of pictures of young men which detectives say also were discovered in his home. rubican is behind bars with bale -- bail set at $138,000
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cash. hogan says he decided against running for governor. he set up a exploratory committee, and now calling on former republican governor robert ehrlich to run. and tomorrow governor martin o'malley delivers his annual state of the state address. it was originally scheduled for the fourth, but that's when stephanie rawlings-blake will be sworn in as mayor of baltimore. tomorrow's state of the state address starts at noon. you can watch it live here on abc2. in advance of the speech, governor o'malley says he's not interested in joining the debate over bringing table games to maryland. he said it was hard enough to win the approval for slots. last month a state commission that licenses slot machines recommend lawmakers keep a close watch on neighboring states moving forward with table games. efforts to restore the chesapeake bay are getting a boost from washington. president obama is allocating 13 million more for the project in his newly released budget. back in may the president issued an executive order
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calling for the development of a bay restoration strategy. we'll have details on president obama's proposed budget coming up in a few minutes. in these tough economic times more and more people are struggling to make mortgage payments. many are even losing their homes. maryland congressman elijah cummings wants to do something about it. he's hosting another foreclosure prevention work shoch this weekend in woodlawn. homeowners can meet with leoparders to ask questions -- lenders to ask questions. >> they've run into problems for two reasons, mainly. either they lose their jobs or the income is reduced in the household, maybe the husband loses his job, wife still working, or health insurance, health problems. a vast majority, 65% of all bankruptcies are because of health. >> the foreclosure prevention workshop is saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at woodlawn senior high school. for more information you can call 410-685-9199.
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more help is available for the homeless. the nonprofit health care for homeless today moved into its new home at 421 falls way in baltimore. the center offers medical services, social service the, mental health services and addiction treatment for homeless adults and children. in addition to the services the nonprofit helps the homeless find housing. a spokesperson says 85% of those placed remain in housing. >> these are individuals who are often the most difficult to treat. those who have been on the streets for eight, 10 years or even longer in some case. we're finding even with the population, placing them in housing and providing them very intensive services is very effective, very cost-effective, and a proven way to end homelessness. >> the center will also house an onsite pharmacy, pediatric clinic and its very first dental program. the official grand opening is
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scheduled for next month. it's not just your imagination. coming up, you really are spending less to fill up. we'll have the latest snapshot of prices at the pump. and, a new pop-up message has been causing some big problems for web surfers. we'll tell you how to protect yourself in tonight's "scam alert." right now a look at our weathernet in baltimore. currently 31 degrees. wyatt is in the storm center hard at work. he'll have a complete look at the forecast coming up. are you making it easier for bacteria
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we all know the internet is ripe with scams at that can cause you some real
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trouble, but the fbi says a new pop-up message has been causing some big problems for web surfers. this week's "scam alert," joce sterman explains how it scares you into their trap. >> reporter: you can't surf the web without seeing them. pop-ups that do everything from sell products to push web sites but some pops can bring you trouble in a flash. >> pop-ups are becoming a lot more problematic. >> reporter: especially a new pop-up that claims your computer is infected with viruses. according to the fbi the warning is incredibly aggressive. so much so they call it scareware. >> the reason why, it is intimidating. they are going to really use intimidating wording in the pop-up to make you aware of the damage that can be done. >> reporter: the goal of this new scam pop-up is to get you to buy rogue software to get rid of the problem but it's bogus and if you spit your credit card the scammers will take your money but you'll get nothing in return. in fact just clicking on it or
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filling out the forms could release viruses, giving con artists access to your passwords and other information. make sure your security settings and software are currents. consider blocking pop-ups on your computer altogether. if one says you have a virus immediately turn off your computer, power it back up and run your own virus scare. scammers hope your fear will be their gain. joce sterman, abc2 news. the fbi says that scareware has caused some significant losses with victims losing up to $150 million already thanks to damage done to their computers and identities. which can be stolen by the sophisticated software. if you've seen this anti-virus pop-up or something similar you can report it to the internet crime complaints center. we've put a link on our web site at abc2news.com. just click on the "scam alert" link at the top of the home page and that is where you will find more information.
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we survived this weekend. we might be in for some more? >> it looks that way. this first week of february looks like it's going to offer us no reprieve from what's been a snowy and cold winter. no doubt about it. we're going to keep it going tomorrow night. i think we'll get some snow, then looks like possibly a bigger storm friday night. toward this evening we're fine. just brutally cold, that's all. we'll see what the groundhog says tomorrow. hopefully won't sethe shadow if you believe in that. what we're seeing now at bwi marshall, 29 degrees, yeah, we've already fallen down into the 20s and i think we're headed back to the teens, at least out in the suburbs overnight tonight. the city itself may hang on to 20, 21 degrees perhaps if we're lucky. i want to give you a quick shot at the beach today. they are rebuilding the rehoboth beach boardwalk.
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there's also snow on the dunes, an unusual site, the ocean very cold now and allowing that snow to hang out. you see the lows this morning, pretty brutal across the state. in fact, we had low temperatures around 12 in baltimore, 12 in york. and just a cold scenario. no doubt about that. then we take you in a little closer locally and you see where we started out this morning, in lisbon, 9 above. 8 above in rockville. lutherville, 11 above. that was it. 24 chestertown, 14 elkton. just very unusually cold. this is normally the part where we're beginning to see temperatures creep up just a little bit. still wintry in early february but the highs normally get back to close to 42, 43 degrees. not there today. in fact even now you see after a day up in the mid-30s for highs we're already down in the 20s in many spots including for you in lutherville. so cold stuff, highs today in the mid-30s. just frigid.
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that light snow pack across maryland contributing to that. when you have that fresh snow, tends to reflect a little bit of solar heating we do get, bounces those rays back out to space and kind of actually leads to cooler high temperatures. same thing overnight. you have a snow pack. and look at this. a few fair weather clouds now but we don't expect that to hold up. that is the problem, as we go into tomorrow night, yet another system developing. a little bit of rain now across parts of the deep south but it's going to kind of get its act together over northern florida. fortunately for us we have high pressure now but as we go into tomorrow that begins to change, that storm gets its act together over northern florida. the main body of the storm i believe pushes out to sea but we still get a little spinoff moisture. basically we catch the edge and that will mean some wintry weather. overnight tomorrow night we take from you tuesday, 6:00 into early wednesday morning, 5:00 a.m. looking like snow across baltimore and looks like a slick commute on wednesday
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morning, rain as you travel further south, say like south of richmond, virginia. this time around i think we will actually get more than our friends down to the south. 19 tonight, mostly clear, frigid weather on the way again. keep letting the pipes drip at night if you've been doing that. helps that from freezing up. tomorrow punxsutawney phil, we hope it country see his shadow -- he doesn't see his shadow. 36 tomorrow. increasing clouds, the chance for snow going up as we go into tomorrow evening. this will be a concern overnight in into early wednesday morning. i think the evening commute is fine but tomorrow night into wednesday morning looking slick, like a couple possible inches. into the day on wednesday we clear out quickly. thursday not bad. friday not bad early on but friday night into saturday looks like another wintry start to the weekend with yet another winter storm. >> thank you. the national parks service
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is marking black history month with a special exhibit. it's a 200-year-old slave village that archeologists found at the monocacy national battlefield near frederick. the temporary exhibit opens today to the end of the month. a spokesperson says the slave village was part of a plantation established in the 1790s by a family that moved to maryland from the french colony now known as haiti. coming up, details of president obama's newly released budget. we'll be right back. [tv set] hey! i've been paused for 20 minutes. the wasted energy isn't pausing. hit "save" and save as much as $200 a year by turning me off.
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prices at the pump continue to fall. that is good news. according to aaa the average price of regular gas in the baltimore area now at $2.64 a gallon. down 6 cents in a week. nationally the average price is $2.66, down four corrects in a week. new details on how the government wants to spend your money. president barack obama has unveiled his proposed $3.8 trillion budget for 2011. the projected deficit would be more than $1 trillion. the president says some costly measures are needed to continue lifting the nation out of this recession. >> these are the investments we must make to create jobs and opportunity now and in the future. >> the budget calls for $53
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billion in tax cuts and $50 billion for job creation. it also provides a 6% increase in education funding. some strong economic reports lead to a little bit of a rally on wall street today. the dow climbed 118, nasdaq up almost 24 and the s&p 500 up over 15. coming up new at 11:00 tonight -- heart disease is one of the number one killers. meet a local woman in the best shape of her life rattled by an unexpected heart attack. the life changes she's making and what you need to know about heart disease. plus, after an unforeseen snowstorm this past weekend, is your government area ready for pore snow? tonight at 11:00, after "castle." kelly, does look like tomorrow night, we'll be dealing with a little more snow. give yourself extra time wednesday morning, at least
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plan for that if you commute early. other than that, we're watching the next storm towards the ends of the week, thursday looks decent with sunshine. >> see you at 11:00 tonight. have a great night. when it comes to constipation relief... miralax is the one. it's the one. the one recommended by more doctors. only miralax is clinically proven
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